Czech Girls’ Choir Kuželovské Zpěvulky unveils second album
The KuÅ¾elovskÃ© ZpÄvulky Girls Choir (Singers of KuÅ¾elov) from the Czech Republic released their second album, V KuÅ¾elovÄ sÃº dÄvÄataâ¦ jak tÃ¡ malina (There are girls in KuÅ¾elovâ¦ Sweet as raspberries) features HorÅÃ¡cko folk songs, y including peasant ballads or verbunks (Recruitment songs) as well as a song from the StrÃ¡nÃ region.
KuÅ¾elovskÃ© zpÄvulky was formed in 2011, when the girls first performed at the HorÅÃ¡cko Festival in VelkÃ¡ nad VeliÄkou. They have come a long way since then and after their self-titled debut album, KuÅ¾elovskÃ© zpÄvulky, they have prepared a second album for their tenth anniversary. “We chose the songs together so that the theme was love, explains KlÃ¡ra HalÃÄkovÃ¡, member of the choir. “IIt is impossible to say who had the whole idea. It came partly from us singers and partly from the musical ensemble which helped us a lot. We took advantage of the fact that the music is played by skillful boys, who also sing beautifully. And I’m talking about both Roman Sokol’s HCE and Marek PotÄÅ¡il’s HCE. And so we sang these sets of love with them. I would say that these dialogue love songs are not that common in HorÅÃ¡cko and you will not hear them often. And I would take that as an adjustment, otherwise we don’t try to modernize anything and we sing as is the custom in the HorÅÃ¡cko region. “
Today’s KuÅ¾eÅovskÃ© zpÄvulky consists of 9 girls: KlÃ¡ra HalÃÄkovÃ¡, Erika Kolaciova, KlÃ¡ra KostelanskÃ¡, Miroslava Mackova, Magdalena MiÄkova, Veronika miÄkova, Marie Pomykalova, Adela SedlÃ¡ÅovÃ¡ and MarkÃ©ta SedlÃ¡ÅovÃ¡, some of whom started singing together in 2005 at the KuÅ¾elov School under the direction of Albita Matulove. Martin KomÃ¡nek is the artistic director of the choir.
The album also includes the HorÅacko Cymbal Ensembles, soloists such as Richard haala and Martin PrachaÅ, and in particular the KuÅ¾elov Men’s Choir.
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